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Bethesda Row’s newest sweet treat: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Bethesda Row’s newest sweet treat: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

By Lexi Fleck

January 17, 2020

Jeni Britton Bauer was halfway through college at Ohio State University when she realized that she should incorporate her passion for art history into something bigger — she loved learning, but she thought the school environment wasn’t exciting enough for her.  While working at an indoor farmers market in...

Bridging the gap: The challenges of transitioning from an international school

Bridging the gap: The challenges of transitioning from an international school

By Celina Fratzscher

January 16, 2020

Junior Abbie Hall has been moving her whole life. When she was only three months old, her family moved from the U.S. to Sweden for her father’s job. But her Scandanavian adventure proved short-lived; at the age of four, Hall moved back to Bethesda for three years. From there, off to Kathmandu, Nepal ...

“Jeepers Creepers:” Whitman teachers have lots of catchphrases

“Jeepers Creepers:” Whitman teachers have lots of catchphrases

By Ethan Wagner

January 14, 2020

If you walked by a teacher’s classroom, you’d see nothing but the standard — a teacher standing at the front, lecturing from the Promethean board or a teacher grading quizzes. But, inside the classroom, students learn so much more about a teacher’s personality and funny quirks — including ...

Q&A with ABC’s season 20 “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins

Q&A with ABC’s season 20 “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins

By Ally Navarrete

January 6, 2020

Ben Higgins placed third on season 11 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” in 2015 and then starred as the lead on season 20 of  “The Bachelor” in 2016. Higgins grew up in Warsaw, Indiana, attended the University of Indiana and moved to Denver, Colorado, when he was 24 years old. From a standard d...

“Helping others, righting the wrongs”

“Helping others, righting the wrongs”

By Jocie Mintz

January 3, 2020

Mike Manatos (‘86) goes to work every day wearing the same pin on his lapel. Every morning, he fastens it on his suit jacket or sports coat in the hopes that people will ask about what that little gold wishbone with a ribbon tied around it means. “It’s the logo for the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” he’ll re...

What’s in, what’s out: 2020

What’s in, what’s out: 2020

By Ally Navarrete, Anna Yuan, and Dana Herrnstadt

January 2, 2020

Hey, gang!  Suffrage! Prohibition! Al Capone’s rise (but not his fall)! Here we are in the Roarin’ 20s — but 100 years later. Every New Year’s Day, The Washington Post comprises a list of what’s in and what’s out. We wanted to try our hand. Here’s what we came up with. What's in:...

Nutcracker production builds community, year after year

Nutcracker production builds community, year after year

By Isabella Brody

January 1, 2020

The curtain parts and lights illuminate the small stage at American University’s Greenberg Theatre. The classic Tchaikovsky overture plays, reminding families in the audience of why they keep coming back year after year to see this production.  For over 10 years, Ovations, a small dance studio in Bethesda, p...

Looking back: The best of the 2010s

Looking back: The best of the 2010s

By Meera Shroff

December 31, 2019

The 2010s has been a decade of change. It’s impossible to narrow down all of that change — all of those moments, people and things — to a short list. But there have been a few universal changes more notable than others — changes that have shaped the decade by creating and reflecting what...

RecharjDC offers a safe haven for D.C.’s busy-bodies

RecharjDC offers a safe haven for D.C.’s busy-bodies

By Isabella Brody

December 28, 2019

Ambient blue lighting, tranquil music and a cushion-filled room all create the relaxed vibe of the Recharj meditation studio. Residents in the D.C. area seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life can attend the variety of meditation classes that Recharj has to offer. Whether custom...

Nationals Park’s new “enchanting” holiday experience

Nationals Park’s new “enchanting” holiday experience

By Emily London

December 23, 2019

Nationals Park doesn’t look like the home for a World Series-winning baseball team anymore: twinkling lights have replaced the thousands of screaming fans, an ice skating trail has taken over the field near home plate and a 150-foot tall tree now stands where the pitcher’s mound used to be.  Just fiv...

The Battle of Bethesda escalates

The Battle of Bethesda escalates

By Mia Friedman

December 21, 2019

Some names have been changed for anonymity.  After the Friday-night, varsity football game at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School Oct. 11, senior Drew and his friends flocked to the nearby Chipotle — but not to grab a burrito.  It’s become an unspoken rule that after the end of tense sporting events between B–CC ...